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If confirmed, tubes in 890-million-year-old rock may be the oldest animal fossils

Pale, wormlike tubes in 890-million-year old rock may be ancient sea sponges, a new study concludes. If...

Near-invincible tardigrades may see only in black and white

Next time you’re looking at a rainbow, be thankful you’re not a tardigrade. While the microscopic creatures,...

Extreme Heat Could Also Mean Power and Water Shortages

An extraordinary drought in the West, plus dry lakes and reservoirs, mean there will be less water...

The tiny dot in this image may be the first look at exomoons in the making

New telescope images may provide the first view of moons forming outside the solar system. The Atacama...

How some lizards breathe underwater

Some anole lizards have a newfound superpower: They can breathe underwater by trapping air in a bubble...

Oh Good, Now There's an Outbreak of Wildfire Thunderclouds

Huge pyrocumulonimbus clouds just formed over fires in the West. Here’s why they could become more common...

Why it’s still so hard to find treatments for early COVID-19

More than a year and a half into the pandemic, researchers are beginning to get a handle...

A stunning visualization of Alaska’s Yukon Delta shows a land in transition

The westward journey of the mighty Yukon River takes it from its headwaters in Canada’s British Columbia...

The Incredible Physics of Simone Biles' Yurchenko Double Pike

Calculating angular velocity and the moment of inertia isn’t quite as hard as competing in the Olympic...

DNA Has Four Bases. Some Viruses Swap in a Fifth

Dozens of viruses don't use the same four nucleotide bases found in all other life. New work...

Cities Aren't the Wildlife 'Deserts' Scientists Once Feared

As more animals are spotted in urban areas, researchers recognize how cities can play a significant role...

The Pandemic Olympics, Vaccine Misinformation, and More News

Catch up on the most important updates from this week.The pandemic Olympics, vaccine misinformation, and reinstated Covid-19...
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